I've Been Told

by Arethia Hornsby

A Strong Black Woman

I've been told...

is often much alone.

She wears her strength like a cape,

surrounding her pain and fears

so no one knows for sure how really weak she 

It's only when she is alone that the cape will 

slowly drop, and then revel the thing she holds 

so dear.

That is the mask she wears as well...

To hold back all Her tears.

I've Been Told by Arethia Hornsby

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